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St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Center

The Stroke Center

The St. Elizabeth Stroke Center is the area’s first Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission.
The Center meets strict guidelines for the care of stroke patients as well as education regarding risk factors and prevention.
It is a collaborative program from various service areas, including the EMS, emergency department, Neuroscience Center, physicians, nurses, radiology, rehabilitation services, case management, social services and quality improvement.
It is critical for someone who experience stroke symptoms to get to the hospital as quickly as possible. Once there, physicians can act rapidly to evaluate the patient for a stroke and determine the best, most effective treatments.
As a certified Stroke Center, St. Elizabeth has been involved in numerous international clinical trials related to stroke. Being at the forefront of stroke research mans that eligible patients have a unique opportunity to receive potentially life-saving treatments.